Michigan Supreme Court asked for advice on new right-to-work law

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Snyder said he has asked the Michigan Supreme Court for an advisory opinion on the constitutionality of new public and private right-to-work laws.

Labor unions protest Mich. legislators

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Michigan labor unions say they set up a "walk of shame" to greet lawmakers back to the Capitol after passing right to work legislation in the lame duck session.

Michigan enacts tough animal fighting laws

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Michigan's new laws against dogfighting and cockfighting are the toughest in the nation, a legislator said.

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Mich. governor vetoes concealed carry bill

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has vetoed a bill that would have allowed gun owners to carry concealed weapons in schools, day-care centers, churches and stadiums.

Understatement of the Week: Brandon Dillon

Understatement of the week:
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
RTW as a false alarm

RTW as a false alarm

With nods, winks and nudges, Republicans in Michigan assaulted their union member constituents on Tuesday.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

Snyder: Right-to-work law good for Mich.

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder insisted bills he quickly signed in private barring workers from having to pay union fees were good for the state.
Mich. House passes right-to-work bills; both headed for Snyder

Mich. House passes right-to-work bills; both headed for Snyder

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Republican-dominated Michigan House gave final approval Tuesday to two bills for the private and public sectors.
Obama weighs in on right-to-work law

Obama weighs in on right-to-work law

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- President Obama entered the right-to-work fray in Michigan, telling Daimler Detroit Diesel workers lawmakers shouldn't be taking away bargaining rights.

Mich. right-to-work law rallies in offing

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- About 7,000 people are expected to gather in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday for rallies both in favor of and against a proposed state right-to-work law.

Michigan looks at right-to-work issue

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said the issue of right-to-work, allowing non-union workers into union shops, was under discussion in the state capital.
Detroit seen as bankruptcy-bound

Detroit seen as bankruptcy-bound

DETROIT, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The city of Detroit is inching closer to bankruptcy by not following state recommendations, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday.
Will voter ID fight determine the election?

Will voter ID fight determine the election?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- With President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney fighting for every vote as the bitter U.S. presidential election campaign races through its final weeks, Democrats appear to be winning in at least one vital arena: Republican sponsored voter ID laws are falling like flies in the courts.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Time running out for states to control their insurance exchanges

Time running out for states to control their insurance exchanges

No matter how loudly Republicans maintain they're going to repeal healthcare reform, with the U.S. Supreme Court decision on its constitutionality behind us, it's time for states to begin implementing one of the law's signature provisions: setting up insurance exchanges for those who have to buy health insurance on their own.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
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Rick Snyder
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, right, and his wife Sue arrive at Grace Episcopal Church for the funeral for former first lady Betty Ford on July 14, 2011, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. UPI/Rex Larsen/POOL

Michigan Governor's Mansion Lansing, Michigan (public)

Richard Dale "Rick" Snyder (born August 19, 1958), is an American businessman and Republican Party politician. He assumed office as the 48th governor of Michigan on January 1, 2011. Previously, he was chief executive officer, chairman of the board and co-founder of Ann Arbor, Michigan-based venture capital firm Ardesta LLC.

Snyder was born in Battle Creek, Michigan and studied at the University of Michigan, where he earned a Bachelor of General Studies with high distinction in 1977, then a MBA from the University of Michigan Business School with distinction in 1979, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1982. Snyder also served as an adjunct assistant professor of accounting at the University of Michigan. He resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife Sue and their three children and has a vacation home near Gun Lake. The couple were married in 1987 at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church in Dearborn.

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